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History San José

History San José (HSJ) is Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization. History San José preserves and enriches the cultural heritage of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley through research, collections, partnerships, educational programs and events..

History San José operates three locations: History Park — a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site — one of the oldest and most significant locales in San José; and the Collection Center — the Valley’s collective memory.

Every day we continue to collect contemporary history documenting the social and political happenings in the Valley. We preserve a collection of more than 500,000 artifacts, including a Research Library and Archive used by locals as well as a world-wide audience. We celebrate the Valley’s history by creating exhibitions featuring the collections; by engaging the community in fun hands-on family programs and events; and by offering award-winning, standards-based school programs for over 20,000 students and their teachers each year.

Contact Information:

History San José
1650 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112
Telephone: (408) 287-2290
Email: research@historysanjose.org

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History San José
by Carrol Films Production
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Series Title : Discover America Description : Professionally-produced film about the California Western Railroad, or "Skunk Line," running from Fort Bragg to Willits, California, built by Charles R. Johnson in 1885 as part of the “Redwood Route” for moving redwood logs to Mendocino coast sawmills from the back country. Appears to have been filmed circa 1970. Call Number : 1998-117-8 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Railroad travel--California, Travelogue
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Additional Title : Roll A-D Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 31, 1965. May be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to final news transcript, stories include news from Vietnam; aircraft carrier Coral Sea returns to Port of Alameda; disputes over Medicare and smog take California legislature into seventh week of special session; San Jose Democratic assemblyman William Stanton comes to defense of Governor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
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Note : Heavy emulsion scratches throughout in the original film. Description : Marketing/educational film about Langendorf Bakeries, Inc., produced circa 1945. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1895 by Bernard Langendorf. The firm moved to San Jose in 1926 where it operated out of a small plant on Race Street. In 1952, the bakery moved headquarters to a plant at Seventh Street and Phelan Avenue. Family-owned and operated by Langendorf's sons, with plants from Los Angeles to Seattle,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bakeries, Family-owned business enterprises
History San José
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 20, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include Santa Clara man interviewed in Viet Nam with his reaction to recent demonstrations; confrontation between Santa Clara County Economic Opportunity Commission and Mexican American community; 23-year old San Jose State College senior Harold Michelson's hunger...
Topics: californialightandsound, Newsreel
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In part 1 some sections are silent. All of part 2 is silent. Additional Title : Reels A, B-E Description : Reels A and B-E of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 4, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include Vietnam developments; names announced of 5 more Californians killed in Vietnam; Northern California plumbers on strike; International Association of Machinists strike at FMC...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
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Description : Pathe News, Inc. newsreel footage of the Long Beach Earthquake on March 10, 1933. Call Number : 1988-117-7 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Distributor : Cinema-Vue Corporation Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for...
Topics: californialightandsound, Earthquakes--California--Los Angeles County, Educational, Long Beach...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Part 1 is silent. Part 2 is silent in some sections. Additional Title : Reels A-C and D-F Description : Reels A-C and D-F of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 29,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include 23rd Communist Party Conference in Moscow; State Republicans refuse to vote on Governor Brown's budget; Vietnam developments; cost of living shows sharpest rise since 1951; State...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by Rasmussen, Irv
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Description : Series of interviews of Douglas M. Perham, the creator of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics, recorded at his New Almaden Museum in June and July 1963 by Erv Rasmussen. Perham was an early wireless experimenter and radio broadcaster, and a life-long collector. The Perham Collection parallels Perham’s career and documents early electronics in the West, particularly the Santa Clara Valley, from the early 1900s to 1960. Perham was Federal Telegraph Company’s first...
Topics: californialightandsound, Electronics, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
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Description : Dedication of California Historical Landmark No. 836 plaque commemorating the “Birthplace of Electronics” at the corner of Emerson Street and Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, 20 June 1970, where Lee de Forest developed the first vacuum tube amplifier and oscillator while working for Federal Telegraph Company. Recorded by Noel Porter for the Historical Committee of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. Part 1: First part of the dedication ceremony held at Old City...
Topics: californialightandsound, Vacuum-tubes--History, Electronic industries--History, Palo Alto (Calif.)
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by George Bagnall & Associates, Inc.
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Additional Title : San Francisco Peninsula Description : Silent travelogue documenting the San Francisco Peninsula. The film begins with a drive over the Bay Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf, and features scenes of cable cars, ships in the Bay, the Legion of Honor, Japanese Tea Garden, Lloyd Lake and the Marin Headlands, before heading south on Highway 1 past Ocean Beach and Daly City. Commuters are shown exiting the Southern Pacific railway followed by quick scenes of the major roadways: Highway...
Topics: californialightandsound, Travelogue, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
History San José
by Rasmussen, Erwin A.
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Additional Title : The Eimac Story; Charles Litton; Dr. Leonard Fuller Description : Interviews by Erv Rasmussen conducted in 1963. Part 1: a) Interview with William Eitel and Jack McCullough, founders of EIMAC, conducted at the EIMAC plant in San Carlos, California; b) Interview with Charles Litton, glassblower and vacuum tube maker, and founder of Litton Industries, conducted in Grass Valley, California. Part 2: Interview with Dr. Leonard F. Fuller, chief engineer of Federal Telegraph Company...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Litton, Charles, Eitel, William, McCullough, Jack,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Rasmussen, Erv; Perham, Douglas M.
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Description : Interviews conducted by Erv Rasmussen and Douglas M. Perham at Perham's home in New Almaden, California, on June 14, 1963. Part 1: Wireless pioneer Archie Stevens was born in Litton, Iowa, and graduated Stanford University (1909). He discusses the earthquake in Palo Alto in 1906; working for Poulsen Wireless/Federal Telegraph Company as chief draftsman, designing and installing wireless stations in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Midwest. He left Poulsen/Federal with Cyril...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erv, Perham, Douglas M., Stevens, Archie M., Laird, Ken, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by California. Division of Highways.
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Additional Title : Division of Highways 1971 Description : Film created by the California Division of Highways in 1971 documenting on-ramp metering. Documents the effects of putting traffic signals on on-ramps to slow on-coming traffic and keep freeway moving at steady pace. The film depicts automobiles, helicopters, and the work done on King and Story Road in San Jose to bring about the signal. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1997-216-1164 Rights : Rights are owned by History...
Topics: californialightandsound, Highway planning, Ramp metering (Traffic engineering), California....
History San José
by [Morgan, Jane]
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Description : Interview of Jo Emmett Jennings by Erv Rasmussen, conducted July 9, 1963. Jennings founded Jennings Radio in 1942, which was later sold in the 1960s to ITT. An abstract of the interview indicates that Jennings talked about his work at Eitel-McCullough between 1927 and 1941; starting Jennings Radio right as the U.S. entered World War II; wartime contracts for capacitors, condensers and vacuum tubes; and later work with vacuum switches. He also documents objects he donated to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A, Jennings, Jo, Radio--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
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Description : Highlights of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California. Note on original container : Olympics at Squaw Valley, 1100 ft-30 min. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1998-117-11 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
by Rasmussen, Erwin A.
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Description : Interview with former Federal Telegraph Company engineer Adrian L. Anderson, conducted July 25, 1963, at Douglas Perham’s residence in New Almaden, California. Anderson was born in Santa Cruz, California, in 1891, and was living in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, which he describes in the interview. He studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and was hired by Federal Telegraph Company in 1916 while still in school. He taught at Montezuma High...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rasmussen, Erwin A., Anderson, Adrian, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with "Trader Lew" well-known collector of antiques and memorabilia in San Jose, whose collection of antique vehicles was donated to the City of San Jose in 1965. Bohnett ran "Trader Lew's Amusement Park" on Monterey Road in San Jose. Bohnett walks through his collection with Clyde Arbuckle and describes the history of each vehicle. Call Number : 1966-1-28 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Collectors and collecting, Museums, Horse-drawn vehicles
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
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Description : Eight short films documenting Richmond-Chase Company's Santa Clara Valley cannery operations. Parts 1 and 6: Spinach processing; Part 2: Harvesting apricots using a boom; Part 3: Pear processing; Parts 4, 5, 8: Stone fruit processing; Part 7: Can automation Note on original containers : Reel 2: Apricots in Hollister. Reel 4: From Dump to Grading / Apricots. Reel 5: Spinach Reel #1, Apricot Juice 1959. Reel 8: Brite Stacking, Cling Peach Hand Fed [Filper] Pitting / Slice Peach Sort...
Topics: californialightandsound, Santa Clara County (Calif.)
History San José
by Perham, Douglas M.
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Description : Interview of Dr. Leonard F. Fuller by Douglas M. Perham at his New Almaden Museum near San Jose, February 4, 1965. Fuller tells the story of the Federal Telegraph Company's electromagnet given to the University of California as part of Dr. Ernest Lawrence's first cyclotron; history of early Federal Telegraph transmitting stations along the Pacific Coast; plans for the China station in Shanghai, for which the electromagnets were originally manufactured; Douglas Perham's part in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Perham, Douglas M., Fuller, Leonard Franklin, 1890-1987, Particle...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Morgan, Jane
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Description : Extended interview of radio engineer Haraden Pratt, who was an amateur operator in San Francisco in the early 1900s and studied engineering at U.C. Berkeley, where he built the university's first radio station in 1914. Pratt worked at Mare Island Navy Yard, as well as Federal Telegraph Company, as chief engineer in the 1920s. Morgan used source material from these interviews with Pratt for her book, "Electronics in the West," published in 1967. The interview covers...
Topics: californialightandsound, Morgan, Jane, Pratt, Haraden, Telegraph, Wireless--History,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by San Jose Mercury News
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Description : "Leave your heart in San Francisco, but put your money in San Jose". Film loop used by the San Jose Mercury News marketing & advertising department circa 1977 to promote Santa Clara County as a place to do business and advertise, plugging the strength of the Mercury News' market share, and comparing Santa Clara County favorably to San Francisco. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Additional Technical Information : Film is in a Videotronic Super 8 Cartridge. Call...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Jose (Calif.)
History San José
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Note : Off-screen recording of a film projection. Audio is the sound of the projection with faint music in the background. Original film is silent. Description : Footage of the San Jose Roundhouse taken circa 1955 at its original location on Lenzen Avenue in San Jose. The fifteen stall Lenzen Roundhouse was originally built in 1899 to serve the standard gauge San Jose-San Francisco rail commuter line and the narrow gauge South Pacific Coast Railroad. It is unique as one of the few such...
Topics: californialightandsound, Roundhouses (Railroads), Southern Pacific Railroad Company
History San José
by San Jose High School Reunion Committee
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Description : Video produced by the 1951 San Jose High School Reunion Committee for the 1991 reunion. Features high-quality historical footage of the school and students, as well as the local San Jose area. Additional Description : A Bulldog Home Video Presentation. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Call Number : 1995-111-7A Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
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Note : False starts and silence during the first 2:20 of part two. Part 1: Interview with Philo Farnsworth, 1968 Part 2: Interview with Clifford Gardner, 1965 Description : Two interviews by Jane Morgan on the subject of Philo Farnsworth. Jane Morgan was the author of "Electronics in the West," a primer on the early electronics industry in California, published in 1967. She was also involved with the Foothill Electronics Museum, located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. As part...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farnsworth, Philo, Television--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by Sugimoto, William J.
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Description : Amateur footage of the demolition of the Burnett Junior High School main building, located on North Second Street in San Jose. As a high school student, the creator was interested in film making and rode his bicycle down to his former junior high school to film the demolition. A new building was constructed in its place. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : 2008-164-1 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Part 1 is silent. In parts 2 and 3 some sections are silent. Additional Title : Reels A-D, E-H, I-J Description : Reels A-D, E-H and I-J of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 25,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include reports that Mao Tse-Tung is gravely ill; protest against Arthur Goldberg at U.C. Berkeley; Vietnam Teach-in at San Jose State; increase in California state highway...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are full coat magnetic track and sound-only (no picture). Additional Title : Rolls A-H Series Title : KNTV News Archive Description : KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for October 20, 1979. Accompanying film log lists subjects of rolls as Plane Crash Fatal (2 reel, Roll A), Womens Conf (2 reel, Roll B), Handicapped Rally (2 Reel, Roll C), Bump...Wx (silent, Roll D), Wx (silent, Roll E), Rummage Sale (NATSOF, Roll F), Pumpkins (2 reel, Roll G), Bump...Handicapped (silent,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, San Jose...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Audio levels are low in the second half of part 2. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E-F Description : Reels A-D and E-F of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 24,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include first ascent of the North Wall of Mount Eiger; study of effectiveness of B-52 bomber raids in Vietnam; planned mass walkout at U.C. Berkeley for U.S....
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by San Jose Chamber of Commerce
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Description : Film produced by the San Jose Chamber of Commerce to promote San Jose as a destination for families and businesses. Features the Clapp's Baby Food factory, the American Can Company plant, Food Machinery Corporation, San Jose Steel, and Moffett Field. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1997-216-1162 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Economic development, Boards of trade, Sponsored films--California, San...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E-G Description : Reels A-D and E-G of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 28,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include $4.6 billion state budget reaches assembly floor; FBI agents hunting for Mississippi's Imperial Wizard of Ku Klux Klan in connection with death of Vernon Dahmer; 3 U.S. Communist leaders arrive in Moscow for...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
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Additional Title : First New Zealand 'cots Description : Demonstration of the Rapid-Cleave Corporation's apricot cutting and pitting machine, using a shipment of New Zealand apricots flown in on British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines to the company's headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Note on original container : (Court exhibit label) No. 44963, Pltff. Exhibit No. 21. Files Apr 3, 1968. James P. Welsh, Clerk; By F. R. Pettigrew, Deputy Clerk. First cots from New Zeland [sic] / needs new...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
by Thorn Mayes
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“ History of Wireless Communication to 1930 .” April 4, 1975, 52 min. Talk by early wireless historian Thorn Mayes about commercial, government and amateur radio operations beginning in about 1897. Development of radio communication beginning with spark transmission and continuing thru early vacuum tubes to about 1930. Includes examples of the sound of multiple spark transmissions (QRM). From the Thorn Mayes Sound Recordings (#02-5C), Perham Collection of Early Electronics, History San...
Topics: Radio--History, Wireless telegraph--History, Wireless communication systems--History
History San José
by Morgan, Jane
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Description : This interview was recorded as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the City of Palo Alto, highlighting pioneers who “helped contribute to the remarkable growth of Palo Alto and the Bay Area.” Jane Morgan, author of “Electronics in the West,” interviews William Hewlett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company. Amongst other topics, Hewlett describes his company’s efforts to diversify their workforce. This recording is part of the Perham...
Topics: californialightandsound, Morgan, Jane, Hewlett, William, Electronic industries--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by George Bagnall & Associates, Inc.
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Additional Title : Santa Clara Valley Travelogue Description : Travelogue of Santa Clara Valley circa 1965. The film begins with an aerial tour of the southern and eastern edges of San Jose, followed by scenes of an orchard being torn down for new housing construction, and images of housing development signs. Includes tours of Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State; San Jose Municipal Airport, and tourists at Moffett Field; downtown San Jose including The Alameda, Santa...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In part 1 and 2 some sections are silent. Part 3 is silent. Additional Title : Rolls A, B-D, E-F Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 26, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to early news transcript, stories include small turn-out for tax election in Cupertino, Los Gatos and Sunnyvale Elementary School Districts (silent film); Governor Brown asks special session of legislature to correct...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
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Description : Series of interviews of Douglas M. Perham, the creator of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics, recorded at his New Almaden Museum in June and July 1963 by Erv Rasmussen. Perham was an early wireless experimenter and radio broadcaster, and a life-long collector. The Perham Collection parallels Perham’s career and documents early electronics in the West, particularly the Santa Clara Valley, from the early 1900s to 1960. Perham was Federal Telegraph Company’s first...
History San José
by Rick Plummer
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History of radio stations WMT and KWCR Cedar Rapids, Iowa. First portion consists of silent footage of historic images of Douglas Perham's station operated out of his house in Cedar Rapids. (Perham started WJAM in 1922, which became WMT). The second part is an interview conducted by Rick Sellers in the summer of 1987 with Mildred Gilcrist, who lived next to the Perhams as a child and recalls what it was like living next to the family and station. This is followed by focused history of station...
Topics: radio broadcasting, radio stations, WMT, KWCR, Cedar Rapids, Douglas Perham, history, WJAM,...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Part 1, 3, & 4 are silent. In part 2, and 5 some sections are silent. Additional Title : Rolls A-E, F, G, H, I-J Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 7, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to early and final news transcripts, stories include fatal shooting of Cupertino man Billy Eugene Brooks (silent film); President Johnson approves federal aid for New Yorkers during transit strike;...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by [Durfey, George]
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Description : Film documenting construction of the 150-foot diameter radio reflector antenna constructed in the early 1960s by the Stanford Research Institute in the foothills near Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.). Note on original film : George Durfey 1963. Erection of SRI's 150' dish. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 2003-21-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
Topic: californialightandsound
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In part 1 some sections are silent. Part 2 is silent. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E-F Description : News footage reels A-D and E-F from KNTV San Jose broadcast on March 21, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include showdown between Buddhist Institute and Prime Minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ in Vietnam; Redwood City Port Commissioners adopt use permit for United Technology Center to manufacture...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by Morgan, Jane
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Note : There are 90 seconds of silence after the introduction in part one. Additional Title : Interview with P. S. Williams Description : Interview of Philip S. Williams by Jane Morgan as part of research for her book, "Electronics in the West," published in 1967. Williams and his partner Oliver Johnson are featured in Chapter VI, which includes a profile of their Palo Alto garage start-up, Johnson-Williams Incorporated, founded in 1927 or 1928 at 430 Tennyson Avenue. Johnson-Williams...
Topics: californialightandsound, Williams, Philip S., Gas industry--Safety measures
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Rolls A-D, E-F Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 19, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, early news stories include request from Oakland Mayor John Houlihan to Governor Brown to intervene in Vietnam demonstrations at U.C. campus; Republican assemblyman Don Mulford says U.C. campus is spawning ground for unlawful activities; San...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Additional Title : Reel A-B Description : Reel A-B of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 17, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include endorsement of George Christopher over Reagan for governor by California Republican League; body found in San Jose's Alum Rock Park; grape pickers hold march and rally in Delano with leader Cesar Chavez; crewmen injured at San Jose Speedway; scouting crew...
Topics: californialightandsound, Television stations, Television broadcasting of news, Nineteen sixties,...
History San José
by Thorn Mayes
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“ 25th Anniversary of Radio Broadcasting - 1945 .” November 10, 1945, 32 min. (California Historical Radio Society tape, Vol. 11, #1). Broadcast transcription from CBS radio station KCBS in San Francisco on their 36th year of broadcasting. Narration by Paul Corland Smith who was also the engineer for the 1945 broadcast. Topics include Lee de Forest transmission of music in 1907; Charles Herrold; 1909 scheduled broadcasting; first 2-way voice communication in 1915; Drs. Herrold and de Forest...
Topics: KQW, Doc Herrold, San Jose, radio broadcasting, history, KCBS, San Francisco, anniversaries, Lee de...
Description : Marketing film promoting Rapid-Cleave Corporation’s fruit processing machinery. Includes diagrams and sequences for each production stage, and statistics on costs and productivity. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1990-78-9 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, Industrial, Canned foods industry--California, Santa Clara County (Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 15, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include students in Berkeley gathered for torchlight parade through Oakland while arguments were still being heard in court for parade permit; later Oakland police turn back the protect march; successful launch of Titan 3-C whose first stage propellant motors were...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In part 1, some sections are silent. Part 2 is silent. Additional Title : Rolls A-D, E-G Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 11, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, early news stories include Interstate Commerce Commission refusal to discontinue Southern Pacific commuter trains between San Jose and Monterey; Los Angeles Supervisor Warren Dorn in Santa Clara County for...
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 13, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include Congressman Charles Gubser denounces John Birch Society, and interview with Jerry Ducote, former member of the society; John Chancellor, head of Voice of America, speaking in Bay Area; San Jose citizens plan counter-demonstration to Cal protest; hearing on...
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Note : Silent from 00:00:36 to the end. Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 13, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include University of California students marching along Eastshore Freeway to protest Emeryville's project to fill 185 acres of the Bay; supporters of San Jose's $57m bond program recruiting precinct workers; Palo Alto psychologist pleaded innocent to...
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Note : Part 2 is silent until 00:01:56. Part 3 is silent from 00:00:48 to the end. Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 12, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include State Superintendent of Public Instruction Max Rafferty criticizing Viet Nam Day Committee protest march at San Jose State College; marathon teach-in and downtown rally at San Jose State; dedication of San...
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Reels A-E, F-H and I-J Description : Reels A-E, F-H and I-J of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 5, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include Delano grape strikers arriving in Lodi; civil rights demonstrations continue in Lorman, Mississippi; head of San Francisco local painters union shot to death; plumbers union continues in Northern...
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by Rasmussen, Erv; Perham, Douglas M.
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Description : Interviews conducted by Erv Rasmussen and Douglas M. Perham at Perham's home in New Almaden, California, on June 14, 1963. Part 1: Wireless pioneer Archie Stevens was born in Litton, Iowa, and graduated Stanford University (1909). He discusses the earthquake in Palo Alto in 1906; working for Poulsen Wireless/Federal Telegraph Company as chief draftsman, designing and installing wireless stations in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Midwest. He left Poulsen/Federal with Cyril...
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Description : Film about the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, originally produced by Channel 13. Mention is given to the history of quicksilver in the town of New Almaden, and a history of the town is given as well, including notes on historic buildings in town, how the Bank of America started here, and mention of "English Town" and "Mexican Town." Finally, the film travels inside the mine tunnels, showing the process of mining. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Mercury mines and mining--California
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 5, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include severe storms in Northern California; former San Francisco Mayor George Christopher comments on Ronald Reagan's candidacy; train derailment in San Jose; floodwater washes out earth under New Monterey homes; Chief Justice Earl Warren visits Governor Brown in...
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by San Jose Recreation Department
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Note : Some dark images. Series Title : [San Jose Department of Recreation films] Description : Film clips created in 1938 by the San Jose Department of Recreation highlighting children's activities at parks and camps. Includes Easter activities at Alum Rock Park; nature walk in field of poppies; fossils at a lake; trip to the ocean; Maypole dancing; parade in San Jose; square dancing; crafts; girls' picnic at "Hungry Hollow," swimming, and archery; Black Mountain Boys Camp horseback...
Topics: californialightandsound, Outdoor recreation for children, Parks, Playgrounds
History San José
by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Rolls A-D, E-G Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 28, 1965. May be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to early news transcript, stories include 19-car accident on lower deck of Bay Bridge; man killed in auto accident near Hayward-San Mateo Bridge; Santa Clara County Counsel Spencer Williams says Fairchild Semiconductor Division has escaped taxes (film);...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Additional Title : Roll A-D Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 8, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to final news transcript, stories include two-alarm fire in St. Vincent De Paul warehouse in San Jose (silent film); fire at apartment at 29-94 Huff Avenue in San Jose; Simon Casady says he will resign as president of the California Democratic Council if they fail to back him up in his criticism...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Rolls E-G, H Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 3, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to early and final news transcripts, stories include Charles Prelsnick appointed Santa Clara County Sheriff after John GIbbons resigns (silent/sound film); armed robbery at Mayfair Market in Cupertino; search for distress call in foothills above Milpitas...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In part 1 some sections are silent. Part 2 is silent. Additional Title : Rolls A-C, D-F Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on December 31, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include new vocational training program for the mentally retarded at Agnews State Hospital; spokesmen for the Delano Boycott Committee say their picket lines will continue to grow in San Jose (silent...
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Additional Title : William Shockley Lectures Description : Talk on the invention of the transistor at Bell Laboratories given by William Shockley at the Engineers Club in San Francisco to the meeting of the Power Section and Communication Society [presumably IEEE], recorded by the Historical Committee of the San Francisco Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Call Number : 2003-47-33 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, Transistors, Electronics--History, Bell Telephone Laboratories
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
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by Thorn Mayes
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“ Radio Station PH/KPH Spark History .” circa 1965, 35 min. Thorn Mayes and Commander Richard Johnstone, early manager of the station, discuss the history of the San Francisco station. Included are KPH messages transmitted with a spark transmitter having the same tone as KPH. From the Thorn Mayes Sound Recordings (#70-7C), Perham Collection of Early Electronics, History San Jose. Transferred from audiocassette in 2015.
Topics: San Francisco, radio broadcasting, history, wireless telegraph history, Pacific Hotel, Bolinas,...
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Description : Film shot by Angela and Joseph Amori while vacationing at Disneyland and possibly the San Diego Zoo circa 1960. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 2001-17-45 Rights : Rights are owned by History San Jose. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of History San Jose. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Note : Some sections are silent. Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on January 27, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include bank robbery in Mountain View using dummy bomb; local victims of C-123 transport plane crash in Viet Nam; president of United Technology Center meets with Stanford peace group opposing local manufacture of napalm; retiring Alameda County Grand Jury critical...
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Note : The last 30 seconds of part 3 and the last 50 seconds of part 4 have some very dark shots, as in original film. Part 4 has poor focus during the middle. Description : Series of films showing apricot drying at the Arata family orchards circa 1955, produced as part of the Rapid-Cleave Corporation's promotion of their automated apricot-pitting machinery. Before it was "Silicon Valley," the Santa Clara Valley was the "Prune Bowl" of the nation, the largest fruit producing...
Topics: californialightandsound, Orchards, Dried fruit industry, Apricot industry
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Reels A-D, E-F, G-I Description : Reels A-D, E-F and G-I of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 13, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include walkout staged by San Jose's Police Advisory Board Subcommittee; Vietnam developments; Republican George Murphy speaks at Santa Clara University; talks collapse in FMC strike in San Jose; actor Hugh...
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : In Part 1 some sections are silent. Part 2 is silent. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E Description : Reels A-D and E of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 10, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include Jerry Mock's new world record for solo flight; Easter in San Jose; Easter egg hunts; ACLU claims Hollywood minister removed from Easter service for favoring trade with Cuba; quake...
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Description : Amateur video footage of the opening day ceremony of the streetcar, or trolley, at History Park in San Jose, on April 11, 1988. This marked the first time a street railroad car had operated in San Jose since they were discontinued 50 years earlier. Ron Diridon, of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, opened the ceremony with an introduction about the history of streetcars in San Jose and the donors who made this occasion possible. The trolley ran along tracks within...
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Part 1 is silent. Some sections are silent in part 2. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E-G Description : Reels A-D and E-G of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for April 1,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include the national railroad strike; farm workers march reaches Modesto; gubernatorial candidate Reagan disapproves of Delano protest; armed robbery of San Jose service station;...
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by Thorn Mayes
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“ Interview with Lee de Forest .” Circa 1950, 21 min. Recording from the Perham Foundation (California Historical Radio Society tape, Vol. 10, #2). Topics center around quality of radio broadcasting and future of television. From the Thorn Mayes Sound Recordings (#65-CAS), Perham Collection of Early Electronics, History San Jose. Transferred from audiocassette in 2015.
Topics: Lee De Forest (1873-1961), Radio--History, Radio broadcasting--History, Inventors,...
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. In part 2 the film speeds up from around 00:02:30 to the end. Additional Title : Reels A-D and E Description : Reels A-D and E of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 23, 1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include President Johnson's statement that NATO will continue with or without French participation; tension between China and the Soviet Union; Vietnam...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Ends abruptly. Additional Title : Roll A-C Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 24, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to final news transcript, stories include astronauts looking forward to Monday's Gemini Six launch; San Jose man rescued from sea near San Francisco's Cliff House; Ron Davis of Gilroy rescues two men from rip tides at Half Moon Bay; lightning...
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by KNTV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)
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Additional Title : Roll A-D Description : Newsreel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 10, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include boats leaving Cuba to bring relatives of Cuban exiles to Florida; President Johnson at Bethesda Naval Hospital; Governor Brown declares Friday, October 15, as Poetry Day; statue of patron sainte Claire dedicated in Santa Clara; Martin Luther King to lead a march...
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Note : No audio from 00:02:15 to the end. Description : News reel from KNTV San Jose broadcast on October 14, 1965; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to transcript, stories include names of local soldiers killed in action in Viet Nam; National Guard braced for scheduled demonstrations in San Jose, Palo Alto, Oakland, Berkeley; possibility of local married men without children being drafted to meet quota; opening of San Jose's...
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by KNTV (Television station: San Jose, Calif.)
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Note : Some sections are silent. Additional Title : Reels A-C and D-G Description : Reels A-C and D-G of KNTV San Jose broadcast news footage for March 30,1966; may be combination of the early and late news, includes national, local, sports and weather. According to script, stories include Vietnam developments; U.C. Berkeley student Susan Stein expelled for not accepting University probation; two Cupertino men arrested for string of supermarket robberies; Tamalpais High School students arrested...
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Additional Title : Asparagus Description : Documents the process of asparagus packing and canning by the Sun Garden Packing Company of San Jose, California, beginning in the fields of Firebaugh, California. The asparagus is picked in the fields, packed into crates, then delivered to the cannery where the asparagus is trimmed, cleaned and cooked, then hand-packed into cans. The final product is labeled and packed into cardboard boxes. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 2013-75-2...
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